Re: POSIX shell; bash ash pdksh & /bin/sh
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On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, Raul Miller wrote:
> The proper way to break that circle is:
> (*) fix scripts which require non-posix bashisms to work in /bin/sh
> (*) amend policy (and possibly the bug tracking system so that we can
> associate bug reports with issues) to give us a sane way of making bash
> not be essential:
> (*) allow bug reports to be filed against packages which have #!/bin/bash
> scripts but don't Depend: on bash.
> (*) Do whatever is necessary to have an essential virtual package.
> (*) When all these bug reports have cleared, and we have a our
> essential replacement, demote bash.
I agree with this, of course! I *never* meant it had to be done
without care, or that it had to be done right now.
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